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S1417..........................................by RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT
FOREST PRODUCTS - SCALING - Amends existing law to develop a statutory
framework that will allow the Board of Scaling Practices to develop uniform
net procedures for forest products scaling in Idaho.
02/09 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/10 Rpt prt - to Res/Env
02/17 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/18 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/20 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Hansen,
Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry,
Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stennett,
Sweeney, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth
Absent and excused--Twiggs
Floor Sponsor - Danielson
Title apvd - to House
02/23 House intro - 1st rdg - to Res/Con
03/10 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/11 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/12 3rd rdg - PASSED - 67-0-3
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Bivens,
Black(15), Black(23), Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase,
Clark, Crane, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20),
Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Hadley, Hansen, Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet,
Jones(22), Jones(20), Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kjellander,
Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Miller,
Mortensen, Newcomb, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Richman, Ridinger,
Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Stubbs, Taylor,
Tilman, Tippets, Trail, Watson, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Crow, Jones(9), Meyer
Floor Sponsor - Cuddy
Title apvd - to Senate
03/13 To enrol
03/16 Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/16 Sp signed
03/17 To Governor
03/18 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 87
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1417
BY RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO LOG SCALING; AMENDING SECTION 38-1201, IDAHO CODE, TO DELETE REF-
3 ERENCE TO THE METHOD OF SCALING FOREST PRODUCTS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES;
4 AMENDING SECTION 38-1202, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE DEFINITIONS; AND AMENDING
5 SECTION 38-1220, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE METHOD OF SCALING SHALL
6 BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF SCALING PRACTICES AND TO
7 PROVIDE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYMENT FOR LOGGING OR HAULING LOGGED FOREST
8 PRODUCTS ONLY, FOREST PRODUCTS SHALL BE MEASURED BY GROSS WEIGHT, OR BY
9 GROSS VOLUME CONVERTED TO GROSS DECIMAL "C" OR GROSS CUBIC VOLUME.
10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
11 SECTION 1. That Section 38-1201, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
12 amended to read as follows:
13 38-1201. LOG SCALING PRACTITIONERS -- LICENSE REQUIREMENT .
14 -- METHOD. Every person practicing or offering to practice log
15 scaling as herein defined, shall submit evidence of his qualifications and be
16 licensed as hereinafter provided; and it shall be unlawful for any person to
17 practice or offer to practice log scaling where the scaled quantities derived
18 from such scaling shall be used for commercial purposes in this state, unless
19 such person has been duly licensed under the provisions of this act, or is an
20 apprentice under the supervision of a licensed scaler.
21 The method of scaling the various forest products for commercial
22 purposes shall be in accordance with the provisions of section 38-1202(c),
23 Idaho Code, provided that the basis for determining board foot volumes shall
24 be in accordance with the provisions of this act, and provided further that
25 such method must be agreed upon in writing by all parties concerned.
26 SECTION 2. That Section 38-1202, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
27 amended to read as follows:
28 38-1202. DEFINITIONS. As used in this act, unless the context or subject
29 matter requires otherwise:
30 (a) Scaler and Professional Scaler. The terms "scaler" and
31 "professional scaler" mean a A person who is qualified by
32 reason of his knowledge of the principles of scaling acquired by professional
33 education and/or practical experience, to engage in the practice of scaling
34 forest products.
35 (b) Scaling. The term "scaling" means the quantitative mea-
36 surement of logs or other forest products by means of a log rule. The term
37 "scaling" shall include any professional scaling service rendered in connec-
38 tion with the measurement of forest products, or supervision of scaling when
39 such service is rendered requiring the application of scaling principles and
41 (c) Forest Products Measurement. For the purpose of payment for
1 logging or hauling logged forest products only, forest products shall be mea-
2 sured by gross weight, or by gross volume converted to gross decimal "C" or
3 gross cubic volume. Measurement may be determined by a sampling process.
4 (d) Board. The term "board" means the state board of
5 scaling practices.
6 SECTION 3. That Section 38-1220, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 38-1220. AGREEMENTS AS TO SCALING METHODS USED. All
9 parties to any log scaling agreement, except logging and hauling agreements,
10 may elect to scale as between themselves on the basis of the mensuration cri-
11 teria from the National Forest Log Scaling Handbook, whether or not such logs
12 are produced from federal land or measured by employees of an agency of the
13 United States government. (a) The method of scaling the various
14 forest products for commercial purposes shall be in accordance with the
15 board's administrative rules.
16 (b) For the purpose of payment for logging or hauling logged forest prod-
17 ucts only, forest products shall be measured by gross weight, or by gross vol-
18 ume converted to gross decimal "C" or gross cubic volume.
19 (c) Forest products scaled or otherwise measured by or for any
20 agency of the United States government shall not be affected by this act. The
21 licensing and bonding provisions of this act do not apply to any person mea-
22 suring logs for any agency of the United States government, unless such agency
23 so elects.
24 (d) Measurement may be determined by a sampling process.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 38-1201, 38-1202, AND 38-1220, IDAHO CODE
METHODS FOR SCALING LOGS
This proposed legislation amends the authority of the state board of scaling practices for
issuance of licenses to scale logs, establishes definitions, and amends the authority of the
board for establishing methods for scaling logs.
The purpose of the bill is to provide a statutory framework that will allow the board of
scaling practices to develop uniform net scale procedures for Idaho. Currently, the law provides
for various, dissimilar methods of scaling logs that can be confusing to log sellers, log buyers,
log haulers, and log mills.
There will be no fiscal impact on the general fund, or any dedicated fund from this
proposal. There will be savings within the industry resulting from elimination of duplication of log
scaling. There will be a reduction in confusion as to scaling methods used by various segments
of the industry.
Stan Hamilton, Director Department of Lands
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